10c Yellow (116).
Rich color, used with horizontal pair and single of France, 1863, 40c Pale Orange (35),
the single is a replacement for a stamp that fell off, cancelled by French Anchor in Diamond of Dots maritime cancel on 1869 cover from St. Thomas D.W.I. to Boston via Havana,
10c also tied by "N. York Steamship Nov. 11"
circular datestamp, clear "St. Thomas 30/10 1869"
circular datestamp, boxed "P.P." handstamp, neat "St. Thomas Paq. Fr. B No. 2 30 Oct. 69"
octagonal backstamp, missing part of top flap, some edgewear affects 10c stamp
A FINE APPEARING AND EXTREMELY RARE MIXED-FRANKING COVER CARRIED FROM ST. THOMAS TO HAVANA BY FRENCH MAIL STEAMER.
This cover was carried on the French steamer Martinique to Havana and then by steamship to New York. The French stamps paid the double 60-centimes rate (7.5-15 grams), but only 10c was necessary for the single half-ounce U.S. rate.
Illustrated in Danish West Indies Mails 1754-1917, (Vol. I, p. 59). Ex Schnell. With 2002 P.F. certificate
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